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- n. breechcloth or loincloth
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. covering for the loins.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cloth covering the breech, worn by American Indians and other uncivilized peoples.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garment that provides covering for the loins
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By “Indian dress” he meant costume common to whites as well as Indians in the west: moccasins, leggings, breechclout, and a hunting shirt, a knee-length smock of linen, wool, or linsey-woolsey, drab and durable.
After that he wore a breechclout, leggings, and moccasins.
Large brass hoops were in his ears; he was naked to the waist, wearing simply leggings, moccasins and a breechclout.
The young man then ventured out to a lonely place where he would see no one, clad only in breechclout and moccasins.
The breechclout was so filthy it was like wearing dirt, but this wasn't a time to get finicky.
He had thrust the wet moccasins down the neck of his shirt, and icy trickles ran down chest and belly, soaking his breechclout.
Sweat poured down his body under the leather shirt, soaked the draggled breechclout between his legs.
For instance, I wear a breechclout of leopard skin.
Another black, he wore tall boots and a dingy red breechclout.
He wore only his tattoos, his paint, his jewelry and a breechclout of fine beaded vellum.